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Ash and Wade’s elegant garden wedding.

Ash and Wade wanted a magical garden wedding that was simple but elegant and reflected them as a couple. They were looking for a venue that was different from the run of the mill venues in the Southern Highlands, allowing them to have a morning wedding ceremony followed by a simple after ceremony celebration for…

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How to drape a tree with fabric for a stunning outdoor ceremony.

Fabric draping in a tree is a simple alternative to the modern wedding arch. It creates a simple but elegant look and is something different to the usual floral wedding arch for your garden wedding ceremony. Fabric draping in a tree is a simple cost-effective idea that gives a focal point to your ceremony whilst…

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Why a wedding arch/arbour is important.

The wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. It is where you publicly proclaim your commitment to each other – it is why we have weddings. Such a significant moment needs to have a focal point and in an outdoor wedding there is nothing that will anchor the space more than…

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Gorgeous spring blossom makes for a magical wedding day for Carly and Andrew.

Carly and Andrew came to look at The Secret Garden in the spring of 2017. They had seen pictures from a photoshoot that Kay, from Inspire love wedding and events, had done in the garden earlier in the year and had loved both the styling and location. Carly’s wish was to get married in a…

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Put a little sunshine into your wedding day-Using daffodils as wedding florals.

I have a bit of a thing about daffodils. I think they are one of the happiest flowers there is and the fact that they flower at the end of winter and herald the start of spring makes them a must-have in any cool climate garden. Here at The Secret Garden we grow thousands of…

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The art of rose petal scattering.

Before opening my garden for weddings, I had never thought about how or why to scatter rose petals. However, with nearly 200 white roses on the property, in flower from early November till late April, I thought offering roses petals for confetti and to line an aisle would be a good idea. And it has…

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Tommi and Amy have an Early November Wedding

The Secret Garden were thrilled to welcome Amy and Tommi into the garden for their beautiful Southern Highlands wedding in early November. The couple chose The Secret Garden as their ceremony venue for the variety of garden spaces available and the fact that we had a wet weather option that still allowed an open, in…

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Why have a Southern Highlands Summer Wedding

Whilst spring seems to be the favourite season to get married, a summer wedding has a lot going for it and I thought I would share with you some of the reasons I consider this a wonderful season for your big day. THE WEATHER For those looking to have an outdoor wedding ceremony or even…

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Rainy Day Options for Garden Weddings

It is often referred to as the bride’s biggest fear, that it will rain on your wedding day. For most brides, there is a particular vision for how they want their wedding day to look – and often rain is not a part of that. Unfortunately, as we know too well in the gardening world,…

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Why have your wedding in winter in the Southern Highlands?

Winter in the Southern Highlands is one of the most spectacular times of the year, and for good reason. Brilliant bright sunny days and stunning sunsets, the feeling of the crisp winter air on your face and beautiful flowers that are only available at this time of the year, it all comes together to create…

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